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Week 5 Newsletter
Half Way!

Reflect and Refocus

One thing we can forget to do when we are moving towards a goal is to stop and see the progress we have made. Although it makes sense as we are still looking towards the end target but it's so important that we stop along the way, take a moment to see our progress and celebrate this. 

You have now reached the half way point in the programme.

When we started training together you may have looked at the programme and thought that it it was a big step up, but you have kept turning up each week and have kept on challenging yourself to take the next step forward.

We still have a few more challenges in front of us but take a moment to pat yourself on the back. 

Week 5 Sessions

  • Monday 20 November, 6.00am
    Meeting Point: Waitangi Park Playground 
    Map of Meeting Point: Click here


Course Description:
All roads are open, please stick to the road rules 100%. Your safety is your own responsibility.


  1. Cross over onto Great Harbour Way carefully at the start. Start your watches once you have safely crossed. 

  2. Run along the pathway towards Lyall Bay until your turnaround marker.

  3. KM markers out: 1km*, 3.75km, 5km

  4. At your half way marker, turnaround and come back in exactly the same direction.


*Advanced Programme: 12km runners
You have 2 sections to your run:

Section 1:
Do out and back to 5km marker towards Lyall Bay

Section 2:
Once back at the start, turnaround and do an ‘out and back’ to 1km marker in same direction towards Lyall Bay

Week 5 Main course Shorland Park.png

Saturday's Course:
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Celebrate every success

Because we have hit the half way point it's time to do some mental reward work.

At this point we can sometimes still only see the big steps that we have in front of us, that's why we have this list of questions below for you to answer that will help you realise what you have gained to this point and may help you stay motivated till the end of the programme. You can choose to just think about your answers or you can write them down, it's entirely up to you. 

1. What are the physical benefits that I am feeling from the training I have been doing? 

2. Which sessions have I enjoyed the most and why did I enjoy them? 

3. What are the mental benefits that I have experienced from doing the programme? 

4. Why should I be proud of what I have done? 

5. What have I learnt about myself that I can take into other areas of my life? 

6. If the current 'you' could go back 4 weeks ago what would you tell yourself about how well you have done? 

By thinking about these questions we realise that we have made progress. This creates a feeling of success which is important in creating belief in our ability to achieve our goal. While there is still work to be done the more you build your belief the higher the chance that you are going to make it to that 10k finish line in a way you are proud of.


Inspiration for your body this week ;o) Here is a lovely gentle yoga sequence for runners that your body will thank you for - and even better, you can do it in the privacy of your own living room!

Other News

  • Remember to stay focused and keep turning up ;-).

  • Please stick to our programme and courses 100% of the time.

  • Make sure you are at the session in time for roll call and briefings.

  • Keep up your great work - you are doing so well!

This week's quick tip: 

'There will be days that you have every excuse under the sun not to go to a session. These are the very sessions that you absolutely HAVE to go to as these are the ones that give you the best sense of achievement.' – Pam

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